trx125 wrote in post #15777235
Ok, I have beat this horse to death now. So here goes, I have a 70-200 L f/4 non IS and I can't hold still enough(hand injury) to take a decently sharp photo it seems. I need something with image stabilization. So my thoughts are to get a 70-300mm F4/5.6 non L and a 15-85mm. I really like the pictures I get with the 70-200 off a tripod, but no so much handheld. I feel like I'm going backwards here, but really need something more suited to my needs now. Maybe one day I will win the lottery, but for now I think this is the best solution for me. What are your thought or suggestions? Thanks for your time!
If you like the 70-200, why not go with the 70-200 f/4L IS USM? It's a nice lens, and you might get the stabilization you need. Besides, with something like the 70-300, you'll need to be really steady at the long end of the focal length and/or shoot at a high shutter speed.
Rent a lens. Renting will cost you extra in the short term, but you can try a lens and see if it suits you. If it doesn't, then you don't have the hassle of getting rid of a lens that doesn't work for you.
Lens Rentals, linked below, seems to be a decent place, though I've yet to rent from them.